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Dutch Legend, Johan Cruyff Passes Away After Cancer Battle, Aged 68

Johan Cruyff
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Johan Cruyff, one of the greatest footballers in history, died on Thursday at the age of 68 after losing his battle with cancer, it was announced on his official Twitter account.

The Dutchman won three European Cups as a player with Ajax as well as three Ballon d’Or titles (1971, 1973, 1974). He then led Barcelona to their first European Cup title as a manager in 1992.

Johan Cruyff factfile

Name: Johan Cruyff

Born: Amsterdam 25/04/1947

Died: Barcelona 24/03/2016

Nationality: Dutch

Playing position: Attacking midfielder

Clubs : Ajax (1964-73), Barcelona (ESP/1973-78), Los Angeles Aztecs (USA/1979), Washington Diplomats (USA/1980), UD Levante (ESP/1980-81), Washington Diplomats (USA/1981), Ajax (1981-83), Feyenoord (1983-84)

International appearances: 48

International goals: 33

Playing Career 

International playing honours 

World Cup: finalist (1974), 1 appearance, 7 matches, 3 goals, player of the tournament

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European Championships: third (1976), 0 goals

Club honours 

3 European Cups (1971, 1972, 1973)

1 Intercontinental Cup (1972)

1 European Supercup (1972)

9 Dutch Championships (1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1982, 1983, 1984). Top scorer (1967/33 goals, 1972/25 goals)

6 Dutch Cups (1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1983, 1984)

1 Spanish Championship (1974)

1 Spanish Cup (1978)

Other Honours

3 times European player of the year (1971, 1973, 1974)

Coaching Career

Clubs: Ajax (1985-88), FC Barcelona (ESP/1988-96)

Coaching Honours

1 Champions League (1992) 2 Cup Winners’ Cup (1987, 1989)

1 European Supercup (1992)

2 Dutch Cups (1986, 1987)

4 Spanish Championships (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994)

1 Spanish Cup (1990)

3 Spanish Supercups (1991, 1992, 1994)

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